Baker & Taylor/YALSA Collection Development Grant

Collection Development
Sunday, December 1, 2019

From the ALA website:

Purpose:  To award $1,000 for collection development to YALSA members who represent a public library and who work directly with young adults ages 12 to 18. Up to two grants will be awarded annually.

Each application will be judged on the basis of:

--The degree of need for additional materials for young adults.

--The degree of the current collection's use and the specificity of examples used.

--The soundness of the rationale for the selection of materials.

--The quality of the description of the benefits this grant will bring to young adults.

--The degree to which the applicant's approach to collection development aligns with the principles in The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: a Call to Action

For additional information, and to apply for this grant, please visit the ALA website at